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Jan Boddez boosted

Nobody’s going to trust a guy who doesn’t even have Open Graph/Twitter Cards covered, are they?

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Also, Jeff had a “Tumblelog,” kind of an “IndieWeb-like stream,” in *2010* (and possibly earlier)! web.archive.org/web/2010011906

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Really liked that jeffcroft.com design, back then. Creative use of `border-radius` and all.

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Bookmarked adactio.com/journal/18743.

> [T]he mere mention of the year 2022 back in the year 2008 was too much for some people.

(jan.boddez.net/notes/da81a7cc8)

Remember Monteiro’s ? That was fun.

> For years I’ve wondered why 99% of articles about quitting social media are written by people who haven’t quit social media. Sure, they “quit” for a week, a month, or in rare cases, a year.
hypertext.monster/2021/07/17/n

(That’s one messy thread. Should make it a blog post, and fix some typos/inaccuracies. If I haven’t already written about this. I think I have. A few dozen times, probably.)

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It’s precisely because this mixing and matching of microformats is possible, and fun (although it’s good to be aware of the “treatment” of, e.g., `u-photo`), that trying to fit every single one of your posts into one of many narrowly defined categories makes little sense. There’s no need.

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… I try to keep my “reply context” _out of_ `e-content`, precisely because I don’t want to bother h-feed followers with “duplicate information.” (Well, not all cases perhaps. I’ve written long-form replies—“articles,” if it weren’t for the `u-reply-to` deep inside the post content—for instance. There’s no rule, by the way, that says replies can’t have a title or anything like that. When they do, they’ll typically show like articles, but with that reply-to URL displayed above. Nice.)

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Not sure what (typically) happens to “image replies”—not sure if any exist! I’d say readers would still place the photo front and center, with all of the post’s text underneath (or above, who knows). And then above all that, they’d display the reply-to URL.

But, what if I’m replying to _several posts at once_? A: As far as I know, Monocle’ll show only one URL—I know my reader does—but I could be wrong. Make sure the `e-content` is clear as to what exactly your replying to! (In all other cases …

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… but (obviously) keep it inside `h-entry`.

If you happen to do (3), by the way, and treat `e-content` as a caption of sorts, (1) and (2) are likely okay as well.

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Note that h-feed readers treat photo posts _weird_! They typically strip the photo(s) from the content (and consider [rest of] the `e-content` the photo’s/photos’ caption)!

Here’s how you deal with that:
(1) Do *not* label every single image in an otherwise “normal” post with a `class="u-photo"` attribute.
(2) Avoid referring to “the image on the left/above/below” or similar. Readers will *probably not* respect image placement.
(3) Try moving your _actual `u-photo` image_ out of `e-content` …

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If I replied to your article, by means of an image post (with one or several `u-photo`s in it), would that be a “photo,” or a “reply”? (Per the algo, it’d be a reply, and that’s fine—for feed reader apps—but my followers might very well expect it to sit among my “photo” posts.) Get rid of arbitrary distinctions, I say!

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Bookmarked jamesg.blog/2022/01/04/simple-.

That’s what I’ve been doing, too, and it makes total sense. IndieWeb parsers, after all, will gladly determine a post’s type _from its actual markup_.

> Notes will replace all of these taxonomies[.] I’ll keep my [likes] separate, however.

(jan.boddez.net/notes/c2ad17d5f)

I have had accounts on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Deleted them all, some (many) years ago.

Like, not just “not log in for a while” or “remove the mobile app,” but deactivate + let the account expire.

Anyone on there claiming to be me or using one of my old usernames without an explicit `rel="me"` link from my website: not me.

Hoping to save some €250 a year. Probably too optimistic/naive, we’ll find out soon enough.

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